Beautiful Bandon Crossings in Bandon, Oregon.
Please save these January dates for exciting golf tournament action at Bandon Crossings.
Friday January 1st 2016
2016 Fill the Shelves Golf Fundraiser
9:00 AM Rolling Start
Entry Fee: $60 per person
Saturday January 9th 2016
Four-Person Stableford Points Tournament
Sponsored by Spinner’s Seafood, Steak & Chophouse
Entry Fee: $55 per person
* Green fee
* Golf cart
* Prize fund
* Continental Breakfast
* Closest to pin prizes on all 18 holes.
* Closest to pin prizes donated by Spinner’s ( 18-$50 gift certificates).
* Friday or Sunday extra round just $40 per player, includes 18-hole green fee & cart.
We welcome last minute sign-ups. Call our golf shop at *541-347-3232 * Fax 541-347-3030
For the integrity of our Stableford event player’s without an offical USGA handicap are welcome to play but must play to a zero handicap.
It has been an excellent summer at Bandon Crossings. The course is in great shape and we are getting many compliments from our player base and traveling visitors. The maintenance crew has worked very hard to produce great playing conditions for our patrons. Mother Nature has blessed us with consistently warm weather and little rain for most of the year.
“August and September are some of the best months to play golf on the Oregon Coast.”
As we start heading toward the fall part of our season, we will be performing our regular maintenance practices and some special projects that I would like to inform you about.
Some of our bunkers are due for some much needed maintenance. The sand is a little thin in some areas and encroaching grass has changed the way some of the bunkers should play. We started fixing them by hand last winter, but found with other maintenance practices that took precedence we ran out of time…and sand. As you know, we proudly produce our own sand using native materials from our property. Not only is it ecologically important, but we can also make sure we have the right type of sand for different needs on the course. Since we have had consistently dry weather, we have been able screen our sand a little more efficiently. With our increasing sand supply, we are going to continue our bunker improvements. In order for our small crew to get to all of the bunkers in a timely manner, we are going to try using a mini-excavator to speed up the process. We will have some bunkers that will be ground under repair during this time. We hope to have all of the bunkers back in shape soon.
One of the processes that is used to improve playing conditions is aerification. The removal of thatch with a dose of sand topdressing is necessary to help grow healthy turf and to provide firmer and faster conditions during the winter months. We will be aerifying and topdressing our fairways, approaches, tees, and driving range tee starting early September. The process should be done when it is dry, so we will be working around mother nature. We will try to impact play as little as possible. Please be patient if you encounter one of us on a piece of equipment in a fairway or on a tee. It may not be possible for us to move completely out of the way, so please make sure we are watching before you hit your shot. Our greens aerification is scheduled for October 5th and 6th. This date is weather dependent, so if it is not dry, we will postpone until the nearest dry dates.
We will be mowing down the tall grass at some point in September. We mow it down during the winter months in order to manage some of the unwanted weeds and shrubs that like to grow in these non-maintained areas. Please do not drive golf carts in these areas after they are mowed. Even with the grass mowed, there are a lot of undesirable seeds present that can still contaminate our fairways.
We appreciate your cooperation as we strive to continue to provide an enjoyable golf experience for you, our valued customers. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me by email or find me on the course.
Brant Hathorn, CGCS
Certified Golf Course Superintendent